Developing Multicultural Relationships and Competencies in a Changing Society

Fri, Mar 06, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 03:15 PM

Sandra K. Richardson, Ed.D., LPC



This workshop will explore the rapidly changes in cultural shift in America society and the impact of these shifts on therapeutic relationships. Attitudes and behaviors that exist among mental health professionals which foster barriers to effective clinical practice resulting in inferior provision of services when working with diverse populations will be identified and discussed. Research on the impact of macroaggressions on the therapeutic relationship and outcomes will be explored. Suggestions for developing relational multiculturalism and competencies to work ethically and effectively with diverse populations will be discussed.

 Learning objectives:

  • Explore the major cultural shifts in America that impact therapeutic relationships and clinical practice
  • Identify how values and beliefs (worldview) impact the therapeutic relationship when working with diverse populations
  • Recognize attitudes, behaviors, and emotional reactions that impede client progress resulting in inferior provision of services
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of relational multiculturalism within the context of multicultural competencies needed to work ethically and effectively with diverse populations
  • Discuss best practices and research suggestions of acquiring multicultural competence

3 CEUS: LPC, LMFT, Ph.D., LADC, CADC, LCSW, and Case Management. Nursing documentation of participation.   Pre-registration is required.

Oklahoma LADC:  3.0 total CEUs approved (3.0 Mental Health)

Kansas LPC & LCPC, Psychologist, LAC & LCAC - meets continuing education requirements for CEUs as described in K.A.R. 102.
Missouri Psychologist - Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Chapter 337.050, 12.(1)
Missouri Social Worker - Application was not made for approval.
Missouri LPC - Verification of training hours and attendance will be provided for required Missouri LPC Continuing Education reporting.
Arkansas Psychologist - Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations 2009, 9.1.A(2)(a).
Arkansas LPC,LADAC - This CE offering is not offered as an NBCC approved seminar. Please check with your licensing board for approval.

About the Presenter

Sandra K. Richardson

Sandra K. Richardson, Ed.D., LPC has 30 years of professional experience as a counselor educator, professional counselor, and administrator.  She serves as a Professor of Professional Counseling and the Director of Assessment for the graduate school of Theology and Ministry at Oral Roberts. Dr. Richardson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Supervisor in the state of Oklahoma. She travels extensively internationally presenting at conferences and working with culturally diverse populations. She has also conducted research assessing the multicultural competence of mental health professionals in the state of Oklahoma.

Prior to joining ORU, Dr. Richardson was instrumental in establishing and directing the Tulsa Area Community Intervention Center and has been actively involved in the local community working with civic and community leaders throughout the state of Oklahoma.  Dr. Richardson has provided counseling services for youth, adults, and families in community mental health and worked extensively with delinquent juveniles in Oklahoma’s maximum security intensive treatment facility. While working at Youth Services of Tulsa, she served as a Family Counselor and the Director of Education and Outreach overseeing and developing various outreach programs for youth. She also served as the Director of the Salvation Army Federal Community Corrections Center overseeing and managing federal inmates and was a liaison with various federal entities and officials to facilitate inmate transition into the community from federal prisons.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Please arrive by 11:50 a.m.  Workshop concludes at 3:15 p.m. This training session includes a lunch and training materials.

Registration Information


Registration closes March 3 or when available seats have been filled. Seating is limited.
Refunds not available after March 2.
For more information, or if you require any special accommodation, please call 918-588-8826

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Event Location

Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic,  1620 E. 12th St., Tulsa OK 74120